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Re: WPT meeting at TPAC!

From: Andreas Tolfsen <ato@sny.no>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:09:39 +0100
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>, public-test-infra@w3.org
Message-Id: <1507748256.gerk5u97kf.ato@sny.no>
Also sprach Geoffrey Sneddon:

> Proposed agenda:


Thanks for drafting an agenda!  It looks very good to me.

> Feel free to let me know if there's anything else people want to
> discuss.

I would like to briefly talk about the current thinking around
exposing a standard set of privileged APIs in web content to aid in
automation.  Whether this is a WebDriver-esque API or something else
based around CDP is subordinate.

It would also be great if we could avoid hacky workarounds such
as the proposal in [1].  If this means we need to define a
disabled-by-default WebIDL interface for automation, so be it.

I have talked to Blink developers about this in the past and
there seemed to be shared interest in have something available to
testharness.js tests that would allow for automation of currently
“unautomatable” web features guarded behind permissions or
limited by lack of UA instrumentation.

The reason I want to briefly cover this is that it will have direct
impact on the agenda for the Browser Tools- and Testing WG that is
rechartering and meets the following day.

  [1] https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/issues/2161#issuecomment-140107936
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